Ten metre waves at K5 yesterday

Wave heights at K5

There were ten metre waves yesterday at K5 in the Atlantic 150 nautical miles to the northwest of Stornoway (see red dot on chart) thrown up by the intense low that developed from the remains of Hurricane Epsilon in the central Atlantic. As you can see from this mornings analysis chart the low is still deep (955 hPa) but is much further west than K5, and winds yesterday at the buoy only got up to a force five or six. The other weather buoys in the Atlantic, which I believe are all maintained by the Met Office, M6, K1 and Pap are not reporting at the moment. This is not good news if they remain out of action till next spring because these hourly automatic observations are so useful to forecasting systems in the UK, so lets hope its just a comms issue that can be fixed.

Wind speeds at K5
Courtesy of UKMO
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